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The Science of Depression

Ten Percent Happier, Dan Harris, Sona Dimidjian

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Dan Harris and Dr. Sona Dimidjian discuss alternative approaches to mitigating depression in this January 2022 episode of the Ten Percent Happier podcast.


The Science of Depression

The Science of Depression

by Ten Percent Happier


Depression affects more than 280 million people worldwide. It is often treated with medication and therapy. Are there other approaches that can reduce its effects?

Journalist Dan Harris' Ten Percent Happier podcast talks about mindfulness with a roster of experts. In this January 2022 episode, Dr. Sona Dimidjian explains how meditation can improve depression and mental health. Dr. Dimidjian is a professor in the psychology and neuroscience department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She's an expert on depression and created Mindful Noggin, a digital mindfulness platform.

While depression is a mood disorder and serious medical condition, mindful practices like meditation can be used to combat its symptoms.

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People can learn to work with the habits and the patterns of their mind in a way that can help protect them from the experience of depression.

- Dr. Sona Dimidjian

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